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How to Use a Pumice Stone Correctly

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A pumice stone can be an effective tool in treating callouses.As part of the local healthcare community, it makes us feel good to read that the Greater Boynton Beach Chamber of Commerce recognizes our collective efforts in providing exceptional care for our local residents. The chamber touts our city’s healthcare services as being one of the tops in the nation and that support is awesome. There are many fantastic doctors and medical institutions in Boynton Beach and we are proud to be a part of this wonderful community. Palm Beach Podiatry is committed to providing first-class care and offering information and tips, including on such matters as how to use a pumice stone correctly to care for callused skin.

Before we begin instruction on how to use a pumice stone correctly, it is important for you to understand a couple of things. First, if you have diabetes, neuropathy, or any other condition that causes numbness or negatively affects the circulation to your feet, do not attempt to handle it on your own. Instead, leave it to the professionals here at our office. Also, please keep in mind that your goal is not to smooth out the rough patch in one session. This should take several days, so stay patient and trust that you will see results.

Having established those important points, you are ready to start the process by using the following steps:

  1. Fill up a basin or tub with warm, soapy water. Soak your feet for about 15-20 minutes to soften the skin.
  2. Wet your pumice stone by simply dipping it into your tub or basin.
  3. Gently rub your pumice stone over the wet corn or callus for 2 to 3 minutes. Be sure to maintain light to medium pressure and do not press too hard.
  4. Rinse your feet off, pat gently with a soft towel, and then apply moisturizing cream or lotion.

If you need further information or tips on how to use a pumice stone correctly, or you need professional treatment for a problem corn or callus, contact Palm Beach Podiatry today. Our expert staff is ready to assist you in any facet of foot or ankle care, so schedule your appointment at any of our locations using our online form. You can also call us at the following phone numbers – (561) 734-3100 for our Boynton Beach office; (772) 468-0089 for our Fort Pierce office; or (561) 791-7773 for our Loxahatchee, FL office.

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